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Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


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Intermittent peritoneal dialysis cpt code?

90945 and 90947: 90945*—dialysis other than hemodialysis (e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemofiltration, or other continuous renal replacement therapies), with single physician evaluation 90947*—dialysis other than hemodialysis (e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemofiltration, or other continuous renal replacement therapies) requiring repeated physician evaluations, with or without substantial revision of dialysis prescript. ...Read more

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Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size. ...Read more

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Compare postoperative outcomes of a total abdominal hysterectomy, a laproscopic assisted lavh?

Compare postoperative outcomes of a total abdominal hysterectomy, a laproscopic assisted lavh?

LAVH usually better: Depends on what the reason is, what your body type is and why they are doing it and how good your doctor is at doing lavh. But usually there is less pain and an easier recovery time after lavh. But doing it robotically often has less pain that lavh. ...Read more

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Can laparoscopic Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation ?

Can laparoscopic  Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation ?

Laparoscopy: A laparoscopic surgery allows the surgeon to look around the abdominal cavity without too much difficulty and usually without changing or adding incisions. If your surgeon is skilled enough to they should be able to do both at one time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obviously depends on the expertise of your surgeon. Advanced gynecological laparoscopists rarely have to perform a laparotomy (open surgery) for ovarian cyst removal. Davinci robot-assistance may facilitate a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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How exactly is lap band bariatric surgery done?

How exactly is lap band bariatric surgery done?

LapBand surgery.: Laparoscopically (cameras and instruments stuck through small incisions in the abdomen), a band is placed around the stomach, creating sort of an hourglass shape to the stomach. Perhaps takes 45 minutes. ...Read more

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Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?

Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?

Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lap radical subtotal gastrectomy w/ en-bloc distal pancreatectomy & transverse colectomy?

Can you tell me about lap radical subtotal gastrectomy w/ en-bloc distal pancreatectomy & transverse colectomy?

Performed for cancer: Radical subtotal gasstrectomy is usually performed for mid to distal stomach cancers. Upper stomach lesions have an Ivor Lewis procedure. To require pancreas body and tail removed means the lesion performated into the lesser sac to involve body of pancreasa and invade gastrocolic ligament to hit the transverse colon. If all tumor out, regardless of approach, chemo may still be needed. ...Read more

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Abscess pain post appendectomy laparoscopy, what to do?

Abscess pain post appendectomy laparoscopy, what to do?

See your surgeon!: If you have an abscess, it must be drained. If it has been drained, and you are having pain from the drain, that will improve as the abscess resolves. I am assuming if you know you have an abscess, someone is treating it. Abscesses (an infected fluid collection) are painful, but that usually improves with drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will medicare pay for laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair?

80 percent: You or your supplemental insurance will have to cover the 20 % not paid by medicaire. ...Read more

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Mom is 13 days post op in fl hospital now with severe diarrhea from incarcerated incisional hernia repair by laparoscopic open surgery .Vancomycin?

? C dif enterocoliti: Often prolonged peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammation of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture/sample is needed to make/confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are +, vancomycin and/or Flagyl (metronidazole) are appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Depends: How long ago was your last surgery? Incision site discomfort can sometimes last for a few months after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Sometimes hernias can form at the surgery site. Sometimes there can be prolonged skin nerve discomfort in the scar. ...Read more

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Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am i crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?

Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am i crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?

Fine: You'll be fine. You probably won't be on any pain meds at all, assuming no complications with your surgery. Most important, because you're 42, is just to make sure that you prevent any blood clot by moving around frequently. Get up, if you can, every hour or so on your plane ride for circulation. Check out exercises you can do with your legs while sitting on plane to prevent blood clot. ...Read more

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If patient had total colectomy with Ileostomy placement, can they have a surgical procedure involving ileum to sigmoid/left colon several yrs later.

If patient had total colectomy with Ileostomy placement, can they have a surgical procedure involving ileum to sigmoid/left colon several yrs later.

YES: if one performs a left colectomy, even extending the dissection below peritoneal reflection, as long as there is a rectal stump, 1-2 cm above the levators, proximal bowel can be reanastomosed. One can creates a pouch from the proximal bowel to make anastomosis easier and have the pouch act as a partial reservoir for the liquid feces in the ileum that will be used for anastomosis ...Read more

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CTscan=Possible umbilical hernia.What's differential diagnosis?Have had 2 cesarean,1 EXTREME dehisence,wound vac,revision surgery b/c not healing,PAIN

CTscan=Possible umbilical hernia.What's differential diagnosis?Have had 2 cesarean,1 EXTREME dehisence,wound vac,revision surgery b/c not healing,PAIN

Hernia versus other: If I'm understanding correctly you had wound healing complications after you C-devotion. You still have pain and a non-healing wound wound? You could have a hernia, and the CT should show that. If not you mace have scar tissue or adhesions causing pain. Generally if a wound is chronic after surgery you would worry about infection or chronic irritation around a suture. ...Read more

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Per my medical records for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery I underwent, it states the surgeon did a Renal Autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. Normal procedure? Explain, please.

Per my medical records for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery I underwent, it states the surgeon did a Renal Autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. Normal procedure? Explain, please.

My take is ...: This question should be directed to the then surgical team. No one should make a "smart" comment or suggestion now after years from the surgery because how, when, and what should be done in individual procedures for medical calamities have changed and evolved over time. That is life. Let life and medicine evolve and move; it's unfair / un-smart to be a hind-sighted smart one. ...Read more

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Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Call your surgeon: Wash the incision with an anti-bacterial soap such as hibiclens or phisoderm. Irrigate hydrogen peroxide over a 4 x 4 gauze and most importantly call your surgeon so he/she can evaluate the wound for any possible infection or loss of integrity. ...Read more

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What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

One incision: Single port surgery uses a special port that multiple instruments go through, unlike traditional laparoscopy where each port canfield only one instrument. Advantages of single port surgery are mostly cosmetic. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more